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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 28 March 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming west 25 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 15 Sunday evening.

Rain or snow changing to flurries near midnight and ending near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning and to 4 to 6 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday morning and to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind north 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6045N 5830W to 6230N 5735W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:42 PM EDT 27 March 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5335W to 4600N 5130W to 4525N 4620W to 4700N 4420W to 4830N
4430W to 5100N 4550W to 5330N 4800W to 5835N 5525W to 6100N 5300W to
5800N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5017N 6004W to Newfoundland near 4900N 5825W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 28 March 2020

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 28 March 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 28 March 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 991 mb located near Groswater Bay.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Sunday low 999 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 AM NDT 28 March 2020 A low pressure system near Groswater Bay will move to lie north of
the Labrador Sea Sunday morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
over eastern waters and gale to storm force northwesterlies over
western waters will persist as the low tracks northwards across the
Labrador Sea today. Winds will diminish to moderate to strong
westerlies in the wake of the low on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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